Thursday, December 15th, 2016

A Member on Trump’s Transition Team Spent 55 Pages Explaining How Latinos Already Make America Great

*We’ve been referring to the study mentioned in this piece all week on NewsTaco. Our Taquista friends at the Latino Donor Collaborative, who sponsored the study, sent us a copy early in thew week. What we didn’t know, and what this story reveals, is that the author of the study is on the Trump transition

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Why More Mass Deportations Would Be Bad News for the Housing Market

*Let’s hope this bit of information is somewhere on Trump’s radar. Judging by his campaign rhetoric and cabinet picks, it’s not. VL By Emily Badger, New York Times (4.5 minute read) Right around the time foreclosures were...

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

The ugly truth behind the palatero GoFundMe campaign

*The ugly truth is that Latino elderly are not prepared or retirement. VL By Jorge Rivas, Fusion (4 minute read)  Joel Cervantes Macias says he took this now-famous picture of the 89-year-old popsicle vendor because he saw...

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Why Are Hipsters Infatuated With Poverty, And Other Complaints

I know enough has been written about hipsters, but please humor me, for I had not had the opportunity to chime in. What exactly is a hipster? The definition seems to be very fluid; it can range...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Why Occupy? It’s Personal

By María Cardona I appeared on a couple of segments on CNN this week where the topic was the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. A question raised was whether this was political. The Republican/tea party spokesperson said yes,...

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Class Warfare: Occupy Wall Street, The Board Game

Throughout the country protesters have gathered in the financial centers of major cities to voice frustrations over corporate greed, and, in the movement’s opinion, to bring attention to Wall Street’s deliberate and continuing exploitation of the bottom...

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Latino Civil Rights Leaders: Eduardo J. Padrón

By Victoria Cepeda and Efrain Nieves This week we showcase Eduardo J. Padron for his unrelenting efforts to grant opportunities to any student willing and determined to get a higher education. Eduardo and his brother were part of Operation...

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Invisible Latinos: Bootstraps And What They Hide

El Guapo would like to apologize in advance for anyone expecting what he normally attempts to pass off as humor.  You won’t get too much of that in this one.  Occasionally, El Guapo loses his mind.  Read...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Less Than 6 Million Latino Adults Have A College Degree

Recently I was perusing Census data to determine, exactly, how many Latinos in this country have college degrees. Given that Latinos are a fast growing portion of the U.S. population, educated leaders are a must, even more...

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

The Problem With Latin America’s Aging Population

Report advises Latin American countries to prepare for a ‘greying revolution’; rapid aging no longer a rich country phenomenon. Region’s life expectancy jumped by 22 years in...